Sara Garrard

Music composed, arranged, directed/conducted and performed, as well as a spot of acting. Or both.

Music composed, arranged, directed/conducted and performed, as well as a spot of acting.  Or both.

My instruments are piano and oboe, also singing and I have played the tambourine in a couple things.


Some Reviews

“… the spooky background piano score (written and performed by Sara Garrard) was wonderful and got the atmosphere and humour of a radio play from the era just right.” Guide to Bristol (The Graveyard Slot)

“Sara Garrard’s music added an intensity and beauty to the script and production giving a sense of mystery and uneasiness to the otherwise comedic performance.” Bristol Theatre Review (The Graveyard Slot)

“The opening song is not only beautifully harmonised but also creates a haunting atmosphere…” EdFringe Review (Metamorphoses)


Credits &c;

Murder She Didn’t Write (Theatre – improvised score.  Degrees of Error, 2013)
A Night of Noir (Theatre – improvised score.  Bristol Improv, 2013) 
The Graveyard Slot (Theatre/radio. Hecate Theatre, 2012/13)
Stockings by the Fire: Cabaret (Theatre. Hecate Theatre, 2011)
The Green Deal (Promo. Adam Tyler for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2011)
Twelfth Night (Theatre. Hecate Theatre, 2011)
Kingsmeadow (Film. Scratchmark/Kingfield Red, 2011)
Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Theatre. Hecate Theatre, 2011,12)
In Flux (Short film. Bristol University Drama Department 2010)
UKYCC Stories 1-5 (Documentaries. dir. Adam Tyler, 2010)
MONDAY (Short film. dir. Adam Tyler 2009)
hearts & minds (Feature film. Scratchmark Films, 2009)
What’s In The Box? (Short film. dir. Haruka Furuya, 2008)


The Graveyard Slot

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A radio play performed live! Spooky goings on at De Bastion manner, with live sound fx!rnrn2012, Hecate Theatre. Composed and performed incidental piano; music and lyrics for one very silly cabaret number about Henry VIII.

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Stockings by the Fire

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A Vaudeville Christmas Cabaret.rnrn2011, Hecate Theatre. Musical arrangements and direction, keyboard and singing.

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Twelfth Night

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2011 – Twelfth Night with an awesome 30s/40s soundtrack